Poetry & rhyme – give up & give in

Phrasal verbs are often quite difficult to remember and are often presented as lists and exercises in books.

Presenting phrasal verbs with poetry, rhyme and story help students to understand the meaning more clearly and to memorise more enjoyably and effectively.

Students often don’t get enough speaking practice with phrasal verbs either, so I usually get my students to make up their own stories too, when it comes to phrasal verbs or new vocabulary.

This poem-story uses a lot of repetition and introduces some new vocabulary.

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About Sylvia Guinan

Sylvia is is an online teacher & writer with a background in English Literature, history and education. She is also an award winning blogger featured by The British Council, online teacher, official blogger for WiziQ, professional development organiser, and passionate researcher into creative learning via Educational Technology @Eslbrain. She is currently focusing on ELT publishing and children’s publishing. Her personal projects for 2014 include writing ELT books through story-telling, comics, poetry, and social and emotional learning, while continually creating and sharing brain-friendly learning materials and ideas online. Her other main interests are art, writing, poetry, and psychology, which which help her to create fun quality time with her children and add colour to her language lessons. When she's not teaching online, she's writing course books, blogging or running her English language Facebook groups.
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